MOREHEAD, Ky. – Grace Perechinsky's two RBIs and Alexandra Piergustavo's two hits were not enough as Morehead State snuck past the St. Bonaventure University softball team, 6-5, in the second of two games Saturday in Kentucky.
In the first game against Bowling Green, the Bonnies were defeated, 21-0, in five innings.
GAME 1 – Bowling Green 21, St. Bonaventure 0 (5 innings) – Box Score (PDF)
The Falcons were at full strength both at the plate and in the circle against the Bonnies for the early afternoon game.
Bowling Green (8-11) jumped to an early 5-0 lead at the top of the second. The Falcons the added three more runs, including back-to-back home runs by Sarah Gonalez and Evelyn Loyola, in the third and capped off the game with 13 runs in the fourth inning.
Meredith Miller (3.0 IP, 3 K, 4 BB) and Madison French (2.0 IP 4 K, 3 BB) combined for a no-hitter for the Falcons.
Rylee Hehir got the start for the Brown and White, striking out two batters in 2.1 innings of work. Sam Wood also saw action in the circle, working 1.1 innings and struck out three Falcon batters. Alyssa Yungwirth added two strikeouts in 1.1 innings.
GAME 2 – Morehead State 6, St. Bonaventure 5 – Box Score (PDF)
The Bonnies were able to jump out to an early lead in the second game against host school Morehead State.
Brooke Kane-Walker had an RBI single to start the scoring for the Bonnies after she batted in McKenna Holtz. Alexandra Piergustavo then hit a double to bring Kane-Walker across the plate to give the Bonnies a 2-0 lead.
The Bonnies eventually took a 5-1 lead after Grace Perechinsky singled into left field in the top of the second to bring Elizabeth Enovitch and McKenna Holtz across the plate. Olivia Golay added a run when she belted her first homerun of the season.
Despite a 5-1 lead through five innings of play, the Eagles came back and regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth to score a 6-5 victory.
The Eagles rallied back in the bottom of the second with two back-to-back home runs of their own, one serving as a two-run RBI. Lindsay Anderson's double into right field allowed Peyton Rose to score to tie the game and an error at short allowed Anderson to score the go-ahead run.
The Brown and White were unable to capitalize in the top of the seventh.
Abby Borkowski and Enovitch also had hits for the Bonnies.
Freshman Ally Haskell took a no-hitter into the fourth inning and struck out six Morehead batters in 5.2 innings of work. Hehir was credited with the loss, working 0.1 innings.
The Bonnies return to the field Sunday with two more games against Bowling Green and Morehead State beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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